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Old 12-11-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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PH High

Can anyone give me an idea of why my PH might be high? And api test kits accurate enough to determine a level of 8.30?

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Without checking my API kit I would think it could read 8.3???
What pH are you shooting for?
I try to keep mine at 8.2...
Do you think 8.3 is high??
I would not worry over 8.3 myself..
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It's at between 8.3 8.4 solid. But I was 8.3 8.2 I'm trying to determine why it fluctuated. I'm thinking my probe may be bad I recalibrate it but I'm not sure?

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I would not worry about it. 8.0 to 8.4 is fine IMO.
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The time of day depending on your lighting cycle ,

Surface agitation

Aeration in the room like in the winter you have windows closed so higher levels of Carbon Dioxide present.

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Can all play a part in your PH some fluctuations are normal throughout a 24 hour cycle

Try and test it at the same time each day you will find it will normally be the same.
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Yeah all I can think is I'm might me dosing much alk or my probe is off.

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What's your stats for

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Calcium

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